Re: [jats-list] Metadata: version number of an article

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Metadata: version number of an article
From: Nikos Markantonatos <nikos@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:41:33 +0300
Hi Vincent.

In trying to answer Alf's question, I was more inclined to use the <history> element, much like your suggested approach with the timestamp, or even a real date. I was being held back by the lack of a version identifier in that solution. But your alternative proposal using the <article-id> is excellent and very much to the spirit of that tag. Of course, one can combine these suggested solutions to maintain both the current version number as well as the date history of previous versions.

I think these two solutions minimize the need for introducing a custom version element to JATS.

Best regards,
Nikos Markantonatos

On 04/11/2014 06:29 PM, Lizzi, Vincent wrote:

This seems like a good use case for the <history> element. The next question is how to tag version number using the elements allowed in <history>. If your version numbering scheme happens to use timestamps this might work for you:

<history><date date-type="article-version" iso-8601-date="2014-04-10T08:51:00Z"/></history>

A different approach that would probably work better could be to use <article-id>. Versioning is related to identifying a document so this seems like a reasonable use of the article-id tag. In this usage the id is a "Identifier assigned to a version of an article." instead of a "Unique identifier assigned to an article." One might use the article-version identifier in combination with an article identifier (such as DOI) to locate a version of an article. For example:

<article-id pub-id-type="article-version">1.0</article-id>

An example with version numbers automatically assigned by subversion:

<article-id pub-id-type="article-version">$Revision: 42 $</article-id>

Another option that you could do is customize your local version of JATS to add an element to hold article version. There is no tag in JATS currently to capture the version of an article so this would be a reasonable extension.


-----Original Message----- From: Alf Eaton [mailto:eaton.alf@xxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:51 AM To: jats-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [jats-list] Metadata: version number of an article

I've been looking for a suitable tag for marking up the version number of an article that can undergo multiple revisions. Is there anything more appropriate than "<custom-meta><meta-name>version</meta-name><meta-value>1.0</meta-value></custom-meta>"?



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